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Pakistan will Cryptomarkt komplett aussperren

Weltweit versuchen Staaten den Cryptomarkt in den Griff zu bekommen. Die dezentralen Cryptocoins sorgen vor allem in kleinen Ländern für eine Kapitalflucht, welche die ohnehin wacklige Stabilität zahlreicher nationaler Währungen bedroht. Pakistan versucht es nun mit einem kompletten Verbot des Marktes. Crypto News: Pakistan will Cryptomarkt komplett aussperren Die Strategie Pakistans ist es, den Markt einfach auszusperren und so für eine komplette Verbannung zu...

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US court rejects Swiss Gruyere cheese challenge

In Switzerland, Gruyère is a cheese with a strict recipe originally produced in a region (with a town) of the same name in the Swiss canton of Fribourg. On 7 January 2022, a judge at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia affirmed a ruling by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that Gruyere is a generic word that cannot be exclusively reserved for Switzerland’s distinctive Gruyere cheese. Swiss Gruyère AOP – © David Tonelson | Dreamstime.comThe name...

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Mexikanische Supermarktkette akzeptiert Bitcoin als Zahlungsmittel

Elektra gehört zu den größten Supermarktketten Mexikos. Auf Twitter gab der Besitzer dieser Kette nun bekannt, dass man in den Filialen für alle Produkte mit Bitcoin bezahlen könne, wodurch Elektra zur ersten Kette seiner Art in Mexiko wird. Bitcoin News: Mexikanische Supermarktkette akzeptiert Bitcoin als Zahlungsmittel Elektra ist nicht nur eine Supermarkt-, sondern auch eine Bankenkette. Elektras Besitzer gehört zu den reichsten Menschen des Landes und hat nach...

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Bitcoin Hashrate sinkt um 20 Prozent

Während sich die Situation in der Türkei zuspitzt, sinkt die BTC Hashrate um etwa ein Fünftel. Damit haben wir eine geopolitische Marktlage, die den Preis anschieben sollte, aber gleichzeitig ein bearishes Signal, welches einen weiteren Kursabfall ankündigt. Bitcoin News: Bitcoin Hashrate sinkt um 20 Prozent Die Lira ist gestern um weitere 8 Prozent abgestürzt – damit hat die türkische Staatswährung in diesem Jahr bereits mehr als 50 Prozent seines Wertes verloren....

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Switzerland wants to make it easier for some foreign students to stay

On 27 October 2021, the Federal Council put forward a plan to change the rules around foreign students working in Switzerland upon completing study at a Swiss university. © Anuwat Sonhan | Dreamstime.comThe proposed rules would allow those graduating from Swiss universities with masters or doctorates in fields with a shortage of workers to work in Switzerland more easily. The changes would reduce the administrative requirements for obtaining a Swiss work permit. However, a maximum annual...

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Zurich airport: 5 percent to 10 percent of passengers not boarding due to Covid document issues

© Swisshippo | Dreamstime.com During July 2021, around 5% to 10% of long-haul passengers, many in transit, were unable to depart from Zurich airport because their Covid-19 documents did not comply with destination country regulations, reported the newspaper Le Temps. In June 2021, around 700 passengers, most of which were in transit, found themselves stuck at Zurich airport. According to a spokesperson at Swissport, a company providing ground services for the...

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Swiss president warns EU against reprisal after collapsed negotiation

Last week, negotiations between Switzerland and the EU ended after failure to find agreement on key elements of a deal governing the relationship between Switzerland and the bloc. Over the weekend, Switzerland’s president Guy Parmelin defended the abrupt break in negotiations and sent a clear message to EU strategists in Brussels. Speaking to the newspaper NZZ am Sonntag Parmelin said that the EU would harm itself if it sank trade relations with one of its most important trading...

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Coronavirus: Switzerland plans to lift all restrictions on Schengen movement

Switzerland’s Federal Council plans to lift all travel restrictions and re-establish free movement of persons across the Schengen area no later than 6 July 2020 and possibly as early as mid June, it announced today. © Scaliger | Dreamstime.comIf the epidemiological evolution allows, restrictions on entering, working and living in Switzerland will be lifted for all Schengen states from mid-June and no later than 6 July, said the government. The Schengen area, which consists of 26...

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Coronavirus: Switzerland sets date for fully reopened borders with Germany, Austria and France

On 13 May 2020, Karin Keller-Sutter, Switzerland’s ministerial head of police and justice, said Switzerland is aiming to fully reopen borders between Germany, Austria and France on 15 June 2020. © Prosiaczeq | Dreamstime.comAfter discussions with her counterparts in these three countries she said there was a common will to return to normal as quickly as possible including the freedom to travel, if epidemiological development allows it.  In addition, she said they would like to relax...

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Trump should be disinvited to Davos, says St. Gallen University economist

Speaking to CNN Money, Markus Will, a senior economist at St. Gallen University, described Trump’s speech, in which he didn’t mention climate once, as a “contradiction to the values of Davos.”  © Michael Hiatt | Dreamstime.com“It was a nationalistic, domestic, state of the union address from Davos rather than an improving of the state of the world speech which you should do in Davos”, he said, before adding, “you should disinvite him cordially for next year. He’s an anti-Davos man, he...

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